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« Reply #105 on: January 07, 2014, 03:20:26 AM »

Like most Wilder films it The Apartment is overlong.

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« Reply #106 on: December 27, 2014, 01:26:14 AM »


Jingle All the Way (1996) - 3.5/10


I've never seen it before: it's in a dimensional rift of its own. This was done in the period of Ah-nold's decline in popularity, so it never received much attention here. It's a watchable family flick, but near the end it really gets too much.

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« Reply #107 on: December 27, 2014, 04:01:52 PM »

I loved Jingle All the Way as a kid, and still enjoy it for nostalgia if nothing else.

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« Reply #108 on: December 27, 2014, 10:52:57 PM »

Just saw a commercial on tv with "Auld Lang Syne," and that reminded me that Sunset Blvd. is a great New Years movie to watch.
Also, a few days late for Christmas, but Die Hard 1 & 2 are great movies to see around that time.

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« Reply #109 on: December 05, 2017, 06:31:22 PM »

Generally I love to watch mysteries/thrillers, but this time of year, there are several Christmas films which I enjoy. Some of them have extended Christmas scenes, but aren't specifically Christmas movies (if that makes any sense).

What are your favourite Christmas films and/or films with some longer scenes set over Christmas?

Mine:

Christmas Vacation

Period of Adjustment

The Shop Around the Corner

In the Good Old Summertime
(don't let the title fool you)

Little Women (1933 and 1949 versions...I found the nineties version to be very dull)

The Polar Express

The Trouble With Angels

A Christmas Carol
(starring Alastair Sim)

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« Reply #110 on: December 05, 2017, 07:06:24 PM »

Die Hard (1988). Just watched it, and don't tell me it's not a Christmas movie. It is.

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« Reply #111 on: December 06, 2017, 06:24:08 AM »

There are plenty of Film Noir that take place around Christmas and the Holidays.

Christmas Holiday
Blast Of Silence
Two Men In Manhattan
Lady In The Lake
Cover Up
Roadblock
Crime Wave
I, The Jury
Repeat Performance
Backfire


probably a few more.

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« Reply #112 on: December 06, 2017, 06:37:28 AM »

Though not intended to be a Christmas film (released in summer, only the final scene is at Christmas), "It's a Wonderful Life" still holds up.  I saw this for the first time on PBS a few decades ago, and I never considered it a "Christmas film" either.

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« Reply #113 on: December 08, 2017, 08:27:49 PM »

Looks like there are a lot of Christmas films which I need to see, including Die Hard, which I haven't seen and which I've seen on a number of Christmas movie lists over the years.

Maybe someday I'll be able to get through It's a Wonderful Life, being a fan of James Stewart and all. I've given it a few chances. Not sure why it doesn't appeal to me.

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« Reply #114 on: December 08, 2017, 08:42:18 PM »

Santa Claus is coming to town. (1970)  Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. (1964).


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« Reply #115 on: December 09, 2017, 02:47:21 AM »

No particular favourites but I've just added a terrific channel 'Talking Pictures' to my TV list. So, courtesy to their schedules, I will be seeing these two films for the first time this year:-

Scrooge (1935)
The Holly and the Ivey (1952)

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« Reply #116 on: December 10, 2017, 01:23:57 AM »

I really should have mentioned Grumpy Old Men here (Grumpier Old Men is another non-Christmas favourite).

There are a number of cartoon Christmas movies which I haven't seen since I was a kid, like A Charlie Brown Christmas. All of those were so well done.

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« Reply #117 on: December 10, 2017, 03:20:47 AM »

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